Applied Level 3 Wilderness Skills Course Kit List

Compulsory

  • Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bivi bag (if you don’t have one please contact us for advice on where to buy one)
  • Insulated sleeping mat
  • Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
  • Water bottle (1 litre min)
  • Torch with fresh batteries & 2 spare sets and spare bulb if possible
  • Wash kit & towel
  • Personal toiletries & medication
  • Antibacterial Wipes / Soap
  • Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
  • Compeed blister treatment
  • Spare change of clothing
  • Billy Can
  • Whistle
  • Tarp and hammock (please call us if you do not have one)
  • Walking Boots
  • Emergency Rations (Chocolate, Kendal Mint Cake, Nuts & Raisins etc)
  • Sheath Knife (you will need your own knife, please contact us if you do not have one)
  • Laplander Folding Saw
  • Fire Steel
  • Rucksack
  • Roll of plastic freezer bags
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Tea/ Coffee/Whitener/Sugar etc.
  • We would suggest bringing as little extra kit as possible due to the terrain.

Extra Kit

You will be living rough for 5 nights.  You may wish to have some clean clothes to change into for your return home.  Please note that the whole course is run in the wilderness and so no showers are available.  There are showers available at the Service Stations on the M6.

Outdoor clothing

Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable.  Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers.  A waterproof jacket and several sweatshirts underneath are sufficient.  Jeans should not be worn, as they are slow to dry, clinging and cold.  Natural colours or camouflage will give you a better chance of spotting wildlife, especially red deer and roe deer.